Portrait of William Matson – Circle of William Hoare of Bath (1706-1790/99)
Oil on Canvas in Period Carved Wood Gilded Frame
William Matson (1719-1764) – The Matson Family resided at Titup Hall in Dalton-in-Furness, Lancashire. William married Ann , the daughter of Jacob Morland of Capplethwaite. Their grave stone can be found in the Kendal Parish Church.
Williams Hoare of Bath R.A. – From an early age Wm Hoare excelled in Art. In the the early 1720’s he studied under Grisoni, and later in Rome under Imperiali (who taught Ramsay and Batoni) By 1739 Hoare had settled in Bath where he established a highly successful practice painting portraits in the mediums of crayon and oil. The influential Duke of Newcastle became his patron. He exhibited 22 times at the R.A.
Hoare’s work is represented in the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery of Scotland.
Provenance: The Morland Family at Court Lodge, Lamberhurst, Kent
Width: 30″ / 76 cms
Height: 35″ / 89 cms